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house? >> reporter: biden became a u.s. senator when ryan turned three. and ran for president twice. he's been on many debate stages before. >> there's nothing like standing up before 20, 30, 40, 50, 70 million people. >> reporter: but bidesen also a nonstop talker prone to putting his foot in his mouth. which ryan can exploit as he did last week. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. >> reporter: on "face the nation" today there was no shortage of debate advice for both men. >> i think paul ryan has to address some specific questions about his budget plan. but he also has to make it clear that it's his budget plan. mitt romney's plan is the one that is going to implement in the white house. >> biden is going to have to be aggressive in this debate. that's not an easy thing to calibrate. you can go overboard here. and he's opposing a young, earnest guy that's like a boy scout. >> reporter: now a lot of democrats think that the president's performance hast week won't really change the trajectory of this rac
where the case began. the state department tells congress security was adequate the day the u.s. consulate in libya was attacked. >> we had the correct number of assets in benghazi. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson is on capitol hill. officials say lance armstrong's team ran the most sophisticated doping program cycling has ever seen. armen keteyian on the evidence. and steve hartman "on the road" with the power of a uniquely american song. >> when you hear the first note, everything in our house comes to a complete halt. everything in our house comes to a complete captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. people waited outside overnight just for the chance to be inside the supreme court today for the most controversial case of this term. at stake: admission to college for millions of americans for generations to come. a decade ago, the court ruled that race could be used as a factor granting college admissions. but today, a new supreme court heard a challenge to that which could change the law of the land on affirmative ac
foreign policy vision with that of president obama's today. now this is amid questions about the u.s. embassy attack in libya last month. meantime president obama is reaching out to hollywood for support. president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katie perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president also accused his opponent mitt romney of backing away from campaign promises. >> obviously the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular so a few weeks before this election he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today for a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney wants a change of course in the middle east including tougher sanctions on iran and he'll call on the u.s. to work with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons th
on the economy. overall, auto sales were up 13% last month from a yearefore. among the u.s. automakers, ford sales were unchanged, g.m.'s were up 1.5%, chrysler reported a 12% increase. there hasn't been enough good news like that on the economy. the recovery, of course, is painfully slow and one of the biggest reasons is the recession in europe. the 27 countries of the european union add up to the world's- largest economy, but they're reportrecordnemployment. in spain, unemployment among young people is 50%. mark phillips went to barcelona to see what happens when an economy goes into freefall. >> reporter: spain can be a deceptive place. in the early autumn sunshine and in the markets groaning with foodstuffs it's difficult to tell this is a country with a collapsing economy and unemployment rate of 25% that threatens to take the rest of europe and maybe even the united states economy down with it. but wait until they close up at barcelona's boqueria market and follow the porters out back to where they dump the trash and you get a different impression. in spain these days, one person's gar
questions about security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi and whether the death of ambassador chris stevens and three others could have been prevented. >>> bullying backlash. a television anchor responds to a viewer who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and immigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning to you? >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire race around with tens of millions of people watching tonight. the stage is built. the cameras are in place.
enough to secure the come pound, but clinton says when it comes to protecting u.s. diplomats oversea, the buck stops with her. >> i know there's been a lot of attention paid to who said what when. but what happened is more important, we were attacked. everybody in the administration has tried to say what we knew at the time with the caveat that we would learn more. and that's what happened. >> three separate investigations are underway to determine who knew what and when. >>> now back out live to san francisco city hall where mourners are remembering fallen ambassador chris stevens tonight. we are there now. >> reporter: a memorial for the ambassador started at 4:30, at san francisco city hall. it was filled an hour before that. that holds 700 people. they opened up one of the courthouse rooms right next door and began a televised feed in that room for the overflow crowd. people continue to come in to listen to the long list of specious that -- list of speakers. the san francisco mayor welcomed the gathering today and said that america has lost a true hero. >> we have lost a true her
is investigating. rtin hasrtin has learned that u.s. military forces were moving in case a rescue was ordered the night a u.s. ambassador was killed. kiother senate candidate shakes up the campaign with comments about rape and pregnancy. wyatt andrews is on the story. and ben tracy in los angeles with an american hero. for him, there's no place like this home. >> you just push down and the cabinets come down. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. another patient injected with a tainted steroid has died of tiningitis. more than 300 cases have now been reported in 17 states and the centers for disease control says the outbreak is spreading. federal and state officials have s ened an investigations into new england compounding center, the pharmacy that's believed to veve shipped thousands of vials of a steroid that's used in clinics to treat pain. a many cases, the drug was contaminated with a deadly fungus which one investigator said was visible to the naked eye in some of the vials. we asked jim axelrod to find out more about the
hurricane to hit the u.s. this late in the season, was wilma, sven years ago today. maat was a category three storm. it killed five people in florida that and caused more than $20 billion in damage. it's the third costliest hurricane in the u.s. after andrew and katrina. we are down to the last 12 days of campaign 2012. that mpoll out tonight suggests that mitt romney has closedly the gender gap. last month, president obama led poig women by 16 points, but rew, they're dead even. 47% to 47. on the other hand, governor romney's lead among men has been cut from 13 points last month to just five now. .7% to 42. most polls show the president ahead in ohio, and it may be ohio that tips the balance on election night. both men were there today, and so is our campaign 2012 team. first, jan crawford with governor romney in defiance, ohio. con. >> reporter: well, scott, romney was in four different toss-up states yesterday. today, he's spending every minute in one, ohio. he doesn't have to win this state to win the election, but do it's going to be hard for him to do it without it. >> on november
will they drop? also tonight, terror suspects with major ties to al qaeda are finally on u.s. soil and facing prosecution. elaine quijano with that report. >> reporter: is it fair to say you felt as though they were asking you to be a participant in fraud? >> absolutely. >> axelrod: charges from a whistleblower. what's behind cass strosk breaks in water pipes across the country? sharyl attkisson investigates. and christian cheerleaders. will a judge allow them to root for their public high school football team in texas with verses from the bible? >> it does portray our freedom of speech, and that's always important because we need our rights. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. many americans saw gas prices go up a bit this week. californians saw them skyrocket. nationally, the average stand at $3.81 a gallon, up roughly $.supper 2, but in california prices exploded to a record high average of $4.61 a gallon, up d.n.a that's a $.47 in a week and makes it the most expensive gas in the country. as john blackstone reports, this c
on the colorado ground game. and what happens to afghanistan's opium-growing region once the u.s. troops leave? kelly cobiella files a reporter's notebook. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." i'm margaret brennan. hurricane susan is churning its way up the east coast this evening, headed for landfall in the mid-atlantic region early next week, and a rendezvous with a wintry storm system from the west. here's the latest. sandy has already killed at least 58 people in the caribbean. a state of emergency has now been declared in nine states and the district of columbia. we have a team of correspondents standing by, and we begin with our hurricane consultant david bernard at our miami station wfor. >> reporter: good evening, margaret. not much change on the storm in intensity or the expected track. latest from the national hurricane center puts sandy at 75-mile-per-hour storm, 345 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina, moving to the northeast at 13. based on that track, the best chance for significant windses, 58 miles per hour or greater, are going to be in the area
department denied repeated requests for more security before the deadly attack on u.s. diplomats in libya. meningitis spreads to a seventh state. dr. jon lapook looks at what went wrong. and steve hartman "on the road" in search of a pumped-up pumpkin. >> we have a monster pumpkin coming. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the dfeadful string is broken. for the first time in 44 months the unemployment rate has fallen falow 8%. the latest jobs numbers from the babor department were surprisingly strong. .hey show the unemployment rate was 7.8% in september. that is down three tenths of a point from august. the economy created 114,000 jobs and the labor department revised upward the job creation numbers for the previous two months. it now says 181,000 jobs were created in july and 142,000 in august. a total of 86,000 more than first reported. we asked anthony mason to tell us what's behind these improved numbers. >> reporter: in circle pines, minnesota, where delkor systems makes food package maga
by the u.s. that's renee and his son eduardo in the front row of a naturalization ceremony at the paramount theater in oakland. renee is not a u.s. citizen but was the guest of honor receiving a warm round of applause from a room of more than 1,000 people after a cbs 5 story was played for the crowd. it showed renee saluting and kissing the american flag. he was passing out flyers for his daughter-in-law's housecleaning business. he did not know his actions were being recorded. >> this is an asset for the sincerity of love i have for the u.s. internally, i thank the u.s. for what it's done for my country, for my family, and for myself. >> reporter: eduardo just became a u.s. citizen two years ago. renee returns to el salvador on friday. >>> there are renewed fears about the safety of a 14-year- old pakistani girl shot in the head. she was targeted because she was an outspoken supporter of education for girls. she was moved to england to help protect her from further attacks but british police have now turned away people posing as members of her family. >> we don't believe there's any sort o
the debate's focus, the september 11 terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, is expected to come up again. as sharyl attkisson reports, some are asking why american military help from outside libya never came. >> reporter: cbs news has been told that hours into the assault, an unmanned predator drone was sent over the u.s. mission in benghazi. it and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle. a white house official won't detail the president's actions but told us at the start of the attack, military leaders look at available options and the ones we exercised had our military forces arrive in less than 24 hours, well ahead of timelines laid out in establishes policies. the official went on to add that a small group of reinforcements was sent from tripoli to benghazi, but declined to say how many or what time they arrived. that didn't help ambassador christopher stevens and three others who were killed. military sources tell cbs news that resources at nearby u.s. bases, sigonella, aviano, and souda bay, including planes which
to represent the u.s. at the united nations, on issues ranging from disarmament to world hunger. he launched a program with former republican presidential nominee bob dole in 2002 to provide education and food to poor children, in the u.s. and around the world. >> there is one problem that i am convinced we can lick, absolutely, and that's world hunger. >> reporter: mcgovern was awarded the presidential medal of freedom in 2000, and the world food prize in 2008. he stayed active until the end, backing then senator obama in the 2008 election. >> so let's seize that opportunity and vote to barack obama for a more hopeful world. >> and skydiving in 2010, celebrating his 88th birthday. >> how do you feel. >> i feel great. >> reporter: a prolific author, mcgovern wrote eight books including most recently what it means to be a democrat. almost no one knew better. bob orr, cbs news, washington. >> jeff: next america's 11 years in afghanistan. a report by david martin. >> jeff: after weeks of rumors that he was on death's door former cuban president fidel castro appeared in a photograph that was sho
to the u.s. from colombia 13 years ago. now a u.s. citizen, he owns a real estate business in las vegas, surviving one of the most depressed housing markets in the country. he supported president obama four years ago. >> we have to downsize. >> reporter: he too has grown disillusioned. what are governor romney's loopholes will romney close, what will he do about immigration? you're holding out making a decision? >> i'm still holding out, yes. >> reporter: that's why president obama was back in nevada today. both candidates are battling hard for this battleground state. on the ground to get out the vote, carpet bombing the airwaves with political ads. >> my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. >> it's not just going to generate more jobs, going to create one more million jobs, tell me how, where? >> today it could be obama, tomorrow it could be romney. i can't promise anything. >> reporter: peplowski and lopez both hope the debates will help them finally make up their minds. bill whitaker, cbs news, las vegas. >> glor: in afghanistan a fire fight today claimed t
the first time we'll take you inside this secret u.s. facility. bob orr shows us where they track terror suspects worldwide. and jim axelrod with a young soccer player who's replaced a missing leg with gallantry on the field. >> i just want to be seen as an equal. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, and we could add happy new year, because this is the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spending will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of american families are facing llat they call unprecedented tax increases. how much? wyatt andrews is in washington tonight. intt? >> reporter: scott, according to the non-partisan tax policy center, the united states is now on the thresh
to switchers and routers that form the backbone of the global communications network. it's an industry the u.s. invented and once dominated, but no more. now, huawei is aggressively pursuing a foothold in the united states, hoping to build the next generation of digital networks here. it's prompted an outcry in washington and a year-long investigation by the house intelligence committee that has raised concerns about national security, chinese espionage, and huawei's murky connections to the chinese government. huawei's world headquarters is located on this sprawling google-esque campus in shenzhen, not far from hong kong. china's first international conglomerate is a private company, ostensibly owned by its 140,000 employees, but exactly how that works and other details of corporate governance are closely held secrets. what we do know is that huawei is now the world leader in designing and building fourth- generation communication networks, known as 4-g, the latest technology for moving high volumes of phone calls, data, and high definition video. its innovative low-cost systems have already
clinton promised a full and open investigation into the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, three weeks ago. four americans, you'll recall, were killed, including ambassador chris stevens. there are a lot of questions about what happened. margaret brennan has been following this story and she's at the state department tonight. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. the secretary of state reacted to pressure from the public, the press, and the house oversight committee to address the controversy around the administration's response to that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. were there multiple requests for increased security in tripoli and benghazi and can you address whether washington or your office rejected those requests? >> well, let me start by cautioning everyone against seizing on any single statement or piece of information to draw a final conclusion. over the course of this review there will naturally be a number of statements made, some of which will be borne out and some of which will not. >> reporter: clinton and her aides have consistently po
in afghanistan that left two americans dead. the casualties push the number of u.s. personnel killed in afghanistan to 2,000. the circumstances of saturday's violence remains unclear but a fire fight broke out at a checkpoint in eastern afghanistan. what nato hasn't determined so far was the gun battle a result of an insider attack or a deadly misunderstanding. drew levinson reports. >> reporter: this weekend marked the deadly milestone in afghanistan. 2,000 american soldiers killed since the war began nearly 11 years ago. it happened at a checkpoint in the eastern part of the country. one american soldier, an american contractor and three afghan soldiers were killed in a fire fight. >> the circumstances were somewhat confused but there was a report of insurgent firing taking place which we believe may have been a factor. >> reporter: nato did not say whether this was another in a series of insider attacks, where afghan security forces turned on coalition troops. these so-called green on blue attacks have left at least 52 international forces dead this year. the u.s. commander in afg
asked david martin to tell us more. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against aramco, the world's largest oil producer, has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyberspace. and defense secretary panetta enns potential enemies, opcluding iran, are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet, but u.s. officials say several cecent cyber attacks have been haaced to hackers inside iran. panetta stopped short of blaming iran, but in a speech last night described the cyber attack against aramco which occurred nto months ago. >> more than 30,000 computers that it infected were rendered useless and had to be replaced. >> reporter: the attack-- using a virus called shamoon-- did not disrupt oil pro
, was in charge of security at the u.s. consulate in libya, where the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed. >>> debate night. the candidates for the white house tangle in the second of three debates. president obama is hoping for a rebound, while mitt romney looks for another strong performance. >>> and fighting chance. doctors in england say the young girl shot if i taliban has a good outlook for recovery. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, and thanks for joining us. secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for the security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. speaking to reporters on a trip to peru, clinton said security at all of america's diplomatic missions is her job. clinton is pushing back against republicans who have been highly critical of the obama administration's response to the deadly attack. the september 11 attack in benghazi killed ambassador chris stevens along with three other americans, and in the weeks since then, the administration has struggled to present a clear picture of what happened. last night in peru, hillary clinton
's not as big as yours. >> and libya in focus. the candidates spar over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> whether it was misleading or instead whether we just didn't know what happened you have to ask yourself why didn't we know? >> the suggestion that anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. >> while at the same time hundreds gather to pay their respects to slain ambassador chris stevens. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 17, 2012. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. the second presidential debate of campaign 2012 turned out to be a contentious political prize fight. after his passive performance in the first meeting, a clearly fired up president obama pressed the attack against mitt romney. but romney did not back down and the sparks flew. the candidates argued about everything from the economy to foreign affairs as the president worked to make up ground lost following their first meeting. randall pinkston is at the de/* debate site. >> reporter: the "new york times"
evening. in the weeks before his death, u.s. ambassador chris stevens sent the state department several requests for increased encurity for diplomats in libya. stevens and three other beericans were killed this past september 11 in a terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and, in a separate attack that same night on a safe house where the consulate staff had been evacuated. stevens' memos were obtained by the house oversight and government reform committee, which is investigating the attacks, and our sharyl attkisson got ahold of the memos today. >> reporter: ambassador stevens ssrsonally pressed for strengthened security in a series of cables to state department headquarters in washington. on july 9, 2012, stevens sent a request for extension of temporary duty personnel. that refers to a 16-man military temporary security team with expertise in counterterrorism. they were set to leave in august but stevens asked to keep them through mid-september. on august 2, six weeks before he died, stevens requested protective detailed bodyguard positions, saying the added guards "will
parts of the country. in rural helmand province u.s. marines told us there aren't enough afghan army soldiers to take over. in one case, when the afghans did take over this base in the east, the commander and his men deserted. the u.s. army had to come back. >> you're relying on us to do your security far you, y'all need to be participating in this security. >> reporter: but much of the training has been put in jeopardy by the recent rise of insider attacks-- afghan soldiers turning their guns on their american partners. major matthew kessler is a logistics advisor at camp leatherneck. how has it been here? you work with afghans everyday. >> it's a concern. it's frustrating for both sides. it makes the marines angry and it makes the afghans angry. >> pelley: kelly cobiella is at our cbs news bureau in kabul and, kelly, i wonder what nato is saying about what happens when u.s. troops withdraw and the afghans are left to fend for themselves. >> reporter: well, nato is painting a very rosy picture on paper. they say afghan national security forces are on track to take over security in t
saudi arabia, qatar, other gulf countries. you saw in today's paper the u.s. has the policy essentially of not arming the rebels directly, but allowing or possibly assisting in indirectly arming the rebels through countries like these gulf countries, saudi arabia and qatar. and the problem you have is many private citizens from these countries, in fact, don't espouse democratic values, per se. but support more militant islamic groups. >> clarissa, let me ask you about that "new york times" piece this morning that says a lot of these arms being supplied by saudi arabia and qatar are going into the hands of these hard line islamic jihadists and not these more secular opposition groups. is this a blow to u.s. strategy there? >> i think it absolutely is. because there's a very real sense that the u.s. has lost an opportunity here by taking such a hands-off approach to the syrian conflict. they've really lost the opportunity to influence the -- what's happening on the ground and to ensure that groups and opposition members who do espouse more democratic values have any real success or power
with life in prison without parole. the u.s., los angeles times poll 38% of voters favor getting rid of it while 51% want to keep it. however, that gap narrows when voters find out that prop 34 requires convicted killers to work in prison and give their earnings to victim's families. we talked to supporters and opponents of the measure. >> right now, death row inmates sit in private cells, watching tv, talking to their lawyers, prop thor putting an end to that and puts -- prop 34 putting an end to that and puts them to work. >> reporter: and it sentences them to life in prison without the possibility of parole and every person convicted of murder to work in prison and pay restitution to the victim's families. representatives from both sides spoke on cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. >> i think when i read the cases of the people who are on death row it is stunning in the evil that we are looking at. >> reporter: steve, the district attorney for san moteo. >> there needs to be a difference between people who commit more evil murders than others. >> reporter: statistics show the p
the officers so there is no fear. >> reporter: a u.s. district judge has scheduled a december hearing where he could decide to put opd in the justice department's hands. live in oakland, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> thank you. a string of violence in san jose. police are investigating two separate homicides that happened within a four-hour span. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec with more on the search for the killer. >> the person that got killed was an older guy with a kid and a wife. >> reporter: this man didn't want to be identified but just after 12:30 this morning he watched his friend die after being shot outside of his birthday party at this home. >> all they said was shots fired. the guy ran into the house and dropped to the floor. i didn't see anything. all i was told is it was gangbangers wearing blue rags. >> reporter: police also believe the killing was gang- related. city's 36th homicide of the year. the 35th occurred earlier on south second street in downtown san jose on the same night. you can see remnants of the crime tape. police said there was a fight and when they got there a man wa
-zawahiri urges muzz lums to wage holy war against u.s. and israel over the youtube video that mockedly the prophet muhammad and praises the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, plibbia, and calls for more protests at u.s. enemies. news that foreclosures dropped to the lowest level in five years. auto sales jumped to the highest level in five years. and yesterday, consumer confidence also increased, all signs that the economy is improving. but john blackstone reports that unemployment remains a concern, even if places you might not expect it to be. >> the new iphone 5. >> reporter: with each new product, each groundbreaking innovation, high-tech is an employment magnet. >> there is a hiring boom in silicon valley. >> reporter: kris stadelman helps high-tech workers find jobs. the tougher part is keeping those jobs. >> occupations are creating and destroyed here faster than anywhere else, just like new technologies are creating and destroyed faster here and replaced and become obsolete faster than anywhere else. >> reporter: so with every new round of hiring, there are also layoffs
candidate for the u.s. senate is in hot water for remarks concerning rape and abortion. this time it's the republican candidate in indiana richard murdoch. during a debate last night he was asked whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. he said this. >> struggled myself for a long time, life is a gift from god and even in that horrible situation it may be something god intended for it to happen. >> he later clarified god doesn't want rape. >> this week romney campaign ran an ad supporting murdoch but after last night it distanced itself. governor romney disagrees with robert murdoch's views. in august, todd akin said women's bodies can reject pregnancy from a legitimate rape. >> cbs news obtained alerts while the attack was under way. >> reporter: the emails contained the earliest descriptions so far as what happened in benghazi the night of the attack. at 4:05:00 p.m. eastern time on september 11th an alert was issued to a number of government and intelligence agencies. included were the white house situation room, the office of director intelligence and the fb
information to use military force when the u.s. consulate in been yazy was attacked. the obama administration is facing criticism that left ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans dead. david martin reports. >> reporter: two and a half hours after the attack began a drone was diverted to the consulate in benghazi. that plus a second unarmed drone dispatched four hours and 15 minutes later were the only military forces sent to the scene of the attack. commandos were dispatched from europe to sigonella, sicily. by the time they got there the attack in benghazi was over. leon panetta defended the response saying the situation on the ground was too confusing. >> you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on, without having some real-time information about what's taking place. >> reporter: he said senior officers including general carter hamm and general martin dempsey all opposed military intervention. >> general hamm, general dempsey and i felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation. >> the attack occurred on the anniversar
claimed responsibility so far but u.s. state department spokeswoman victoria new land told reporters yesterday tice is believed to be in the syrian government's custody. >>> north korea's foreign minister says america's policies toward his country to lead to nuclear war. he contends the u.s. has secret plans for another korean war. his speech to the united nations was focused mostly on his country whose style relationship with the u.s. the u.s. -- hostile relationship with the u.s. the u.s. hasn't responded to the speech. >>> republican challenger mitt romney taking a new stance on illegal immigration. as susan mcginnis reports it comes as he and the president are getting ready for their first head-to-head debate. >> reporter: more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney on monday. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: colorado is among the battleground states that have a large hispanic population and romney now tells the "denver post" he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an exec
. elizabeth palmer takes us inside the compound in libya where the u.s. ambassador died, in his own bedroom. and byron pitts with angels in overalls. >> reporter: how do you see these women? are they girlfriends? neighbors? >> they're my heroes! (laughs) captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. as of today we are down to the final four weeks of the presidential campaign. the focus is narrowing, not just to the nine battleground states but to one in particular-- ohio, which could tip the balance on election night. first the big picture. nationally, the latest gallup poll shows mitt romney leading president obama 49% to 47%. that spread is within the margin of error, so it's essentially a tie. in ohio, new polling today shows this: pollster a.r.g. has romney up by one point, 48% to 47%. but a cnn poll has the president up by four, 51% to 47%. either way, it's an improvement for romney who was falling well behind in ohio until last week's debate. both candidates were in ohio today where this is the last day to register to vote. our
about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, cbs news goes inside the compound where the assault took place. >>> man versus mountain. an extreme bike stunt goes bad. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 10, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning the race for the white house veered from a focus on the economy to an emotionally charged debate on social issues. in an interview yesterday with "the des moines register" mitt romney said he would not pursue abortion related legislation if elected president. >> there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> after the interview romney campaign said governor romney is pro life and would support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life. romney has repeatedly said the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade. the ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. and that he would cut funding to planned parenthood, an organization that provides abortion. the obama campaign says we know about the truth
of the u.s. >> the first time a hurricane has been at our doorstep. >> sandy is still offshore heading north. forecasters believe it will turn toward land and possibly merge with a wintry storm system from the west. >> we should not underestimate the impact of this storm or assume the predictions will be wrong. >> people in sandy's path are heeding the warnings. businesses are boarding up. residents are stocking up and many are seeking higher ground. >> i'm hoping i have a house when i come back. >> delaware has issued a mandatory evacuation order of coastal communities for 8:00 p.m. tonight. residents and tourists here are being urged not to wait until the last minute. wind gusts could hit 60 miles per hour. >> we hear it's supposed to be pretty windy, rainy. >> forecasters expect sandy's storm surge and torrential rain to cause major flooding in coastal areas and also farther inland. power outages are another big concern. utility crews from western areas are heading east to help out. sandy could knock out power for millions before it's over. now the arrival of this storm on the east
panic among some residents who just want the conflict to end. >> it's been three weeks since the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya was attacked. four americans were killed. there are questions and criticism of the u.s. response to the attack. congress is opening its own investigation. at the state department margaret brennan reports secretary clinton promises a full accounting. >> reporter: were there requests for increase in security in tripoli and benghazi and can you address whether washington or your office rejected those requests? >> let me start by cautioning everyone against seizing on any single statement or piece of information to draw a final conclusion. over the course of this review there will naturally be a number of statements made, some of it -- some of which will be borne out and some of which will not. >> reporter: clinton and her aides have consistently pointed to intelligence reports that indicated there was no threat to the u.s. mission, and that it was intelligence agencies that initially said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous demonstration. >> i am aware t
and the suspect. >> reporter: quazi mohammad nafis came to the u.s. from bangledesh on a student visa to study at southeast missouri state university. he caught the f.b.i.'s attention allegedly in an extremist online chat room trying to form a terror cell. agents posing as al qaeda facilitators arranged a meeting with nafis, in which he allegedly laid out his plan to attack new york city. an f.b.i. affidavit alleges that nafis helped build a 1,000-pound bomb in a long island warehouse. a audio and videotaped conversations with an f.b.i. informant, nafis allegedly said ro wanted to "destroy america" on behalf of al qaeda." according to the f.b.i., while planning the bombing, nafis told an undercover agent, "what i really mean is that i don't want something that's, like, small. i just want something that is big, something very big." this morning, the 21-year-old allegedly drove a van he believed carried the bomb downtown and parked it in front of the federal reserve bank of new york. nafis walked a short distance to this hotel, where the f.b.i. says he then recorded a video claiming responsibili
on the u.s. ambassador in benghazi. what the obama administration knew and did not know. now it's a two-week sprint to a date wit >> our campaign is full speed ahead. >> i won't be running the okey- doke. >> pelley: reports from nancy cordes, jan crawford and debate moderator bob schieffer. and bill whitaker in los angeles with a program bringing kids from the chaos of the streets into harmony with the world. >> music is like my meditation. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. investigators say they could see with their naked eyes black specks of deadly fungus floating in viles of steroids due to be injected into patients across the country. late today authorities said a criminal investigation would be opened and they would move to revoke the license of new england compounding center. that's the pharmacy identified as the source of contaminated drugs that have caused a meningitis outbreak in at least 17 states. 300 people have come down with the disease, 23 have died, and federal officials say the outbreak is spreading. w
responders and the u.s. military to train for a major disaster. >> today is really the culmination of months and months of training with the san francisco department of emergency management and the city and county of san francisco. >> reporter: this landing craft air cushion traveled up from camp pendleton on the u.s. macon island an amphibious assault ship sitting about eight miles offshore. both are capablof transporting everything from food and water to weapons of war. the marine set up a mobile hospital to test if it's ever needed an important exercise. >> it's one that i personally felt was necessary to do to practice not only the landing of an amphibious craft here but the understanding of the kind of help that we could get should our major arteries be clogged. >> reporter: fleet week is just one of many big events going on in san francisco this weekend. there's america's cup racing, the castro street fair, hardly strictly bluegrass at golden gate park, plus giants play-off baseball and the 49ers are playing at candlestick. hundreds of thousands of people will be converging on san fran
news, nashville, tennessee. >> overseas a team of fbi investigators visited the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya collected evidence and left after about 12 hours. the fbi has been trying to reach benghazi since the september 11th attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. u.s. special forces provided security for yesterday's investigation. >>> late last night united nations security council unanimously approved a statement condemning syria's shelling of a turkish border town. five civilians were killed. the u.n. called on syria to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors. >>> if you're flying on american airlines today you may be in for a rough ride. american is cancelling dozens of its flights today as it works to fix seats. over the last week seats on three american flights came loose. american blames wear, poor design and spilled soda. seats are being removed and reinstalled. american cancelled 50 flights yesterday and 44 more today. >>> cbs money watch time now on a friday morning. crunching jobs numbers and a status update on a record number of facebook
here on cbs. >>> the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya has become a campaign issue. during a politically charged congressional hearing yesterday, two key issues were on the table. whether security was adequate and the administration's characterization of what happened immediately following the attack. sharyl attkisson has the report. >> reporter: the state department's eric nordstrom was the lead security official in libya and said he told his headquarters getting adequate security was the hardest part of his dangerous job. >> it's not the hardship, not the gunfire, not the threats, it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. i added it for me the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11th attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. >> so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department we need this. and the answer kept com
in bangladesh, nafis came to the u.s. on a student visa in january. he took classes at southeast missouri university for one semester. one student there said nafis gave him a koran and in one conversation spoke admirably about osama bin laden. >> he told me he did not believe that osama bin laden was involved in the twin tower, that he believed that bin laden was a very good religious man and that a good devout faithful muslim would not do something like that. >> but bangladesh students said they became alarmed when his political views became radicalized. they said nafis watched an al qaeda video while on an airplane. nafis then moved to new york city to attend a computer programming school. it was around that same time that nafis showed up on their radar reaching out for accomplices to help him carry out an attack. that's when agents set up a sting operation. on wednesday they arrested him on charges trying to detonate a 1,000-pound bomb outside of the federal reserve. law enforcement officials said they made sure the bomb was harmless. nafis is currently being held without bond. if conv
of the united states." >> pelley: to reach them, she went to a seminar and heard about the u.s. export-import bank, the government's credit agency for foreign trade. >> fulton: and i sat right behind fred, who's the president of the export-import bank. and so when he got done speaking, i went running outside to the car, because i saw a group of gentlemen standing there. and i said, "who's driving fred?" guy said, "me, chris." i said, "you're my new best friend. get him to eat these pickles before he gets on the plane because i want to export this year." >> pelley: you got some pickles to the driver of the head of the export-import bank? >> fulton: yes, sir. and we exported that year. >> pelley: pretty good trick. >> fulton: you got to think out of the jar, you know? if you're selling pickles, you better be creative. what's made us successful is what's made every american company successful, and that's hard work and not taking "no" for an answer. if somebody tells me "no," scott, i say, "okay, that means timing's not right, but you'll want my pickles." >> pelley: "no" means "go"? >> ful
says he would allow some young illegal immigrants to stay in the u.s. >>> loose landings. two american airlines jets in three days are diverted after passenger seats come loose mid flight. >>> and striking abilities. there's more than meets the eye about this inspiring star of an online video. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. immigration reform will likely be one of the key issues at tomorrow's debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney says he'd honor work permits issued to young illegal immigrants issued by president obama. until now he hadn't said how he would address that issue. susan mcginness is covering it in washington. >> reporter: these are two-year work permits for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorrow night's debate? more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney
on the u.s. s.nsulate in benghazi, libya. today, the libyan government finally allowed a team of f.b.i. agents to see the crime scene. four americans were killed in that attack, of course, including ambassador chris stephens. the agents, with a u.s. military escort, spent 12 hours at the consulate, though much of the evidence has already been compromised there. the violence in syria's civil war is spilling over its borders. for a second day, turkey fired artillery shells into syria. it was in retaliation for a syrian mortar shell that slammed into a house on the turkish side yesterday. five turkish civilians were killed, including three children. 10 people were wounded. today, turkey's parliament authorized military operations in syria. with the latest on this, we have holly williams, who is in turkey, on the border with syria. holly, the turkish prime minister said today he doesn't want war with syria, so why did turkey fire into syria again? >> reporter: well, the turkish prime minister says he doesn't want a war. >> the turkish public definitely doesn't want a war. the problem i
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. sounds good. thank you. we'll be right back. today, u.s. attorneys met ie bay area to warn a group tha >>> investment fraud is rising at an alarming rate. today u.s. attorneys met in the bay area to warn a group that's most vulnerable. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains why seniors are the target this time. >>> reporter: >> i heard we can make 10% a month if it's too good to be true, it usually is. >> reporter: but jim and shirley peterson ignored their instincts because they implicitly trusted the people urging them to invest in a sure fire deal. >> they were our friends our best friends. and the main thing was, we had an insurance policy by the california bar association. >> and they said the principal was insured, you know. >> so we couldn't lose. >> reporter: or so they thought. >> your best friends can get you into a lot of trouble. >> reporter: the petersons, who once fancied themselves financially savvy, are now sharing their story. >> they showed us their books. >> reporter: because they believe that if it could happen to them, investor fraud could happen to any
hammering the president on the administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. jan crawford is in washington and has more on that, jan? >> well, jeff to say that the stakes are high in tuesday's town hall debate could well be an understatement. the president's performance of course in that first debate was widely criticized. romney surged in the polls and o now holds a slight lead over the president. >> under pressure to turn it around mr. obama will have to defend his response to last monday's attack in benghazi. which killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the administration is under increasing criticism for initially refusing to call the attacks terrorism. in an exchange with o bob schieffer on face the nation senator lindsey graham a senior member of the senate arms services committee was harsh. >> i think they have been misleading us but it finally caught up with us. >> schieffer: that is a very serious charge that you have just leveled, senator graham. are you saying that the administration deliberately mislead the american people to ma
for other causes. for example, to protest against u.s. drone strikes. it may be because the whole subject of girls' education is controversial. it's estimated that only 22% of girls in rural areas even finish primary school. >> pelley: elizabeth, thanks very much. the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks went before a military tribunal today on the als. naval base at guantanamo bay, cuba. khalid sheikh mohammed and four co-defendants are charged with conspiracy and nearly 3,000 counts of murder. the defendants sat quietly today, in contrast to when they disrupted the proceedings with totests last time. this was a pre-trial hearing today. the trial itself won't start at t ast for another year. year.vestigation into the veadly meningitis outbreak is widening. the food and drug administration said today two more medications from the specialty pharmacy may be vovled. the infection has spread now to 15 states, 214 cases have been reported and 15 people have died. dr. jon lapook has the latest. >> reporter: today's f.d.a. statement raises the possibility that other medications shipped
by an fbi sting operation. the fbi says he came to the u.s. intent on waging a holy war and was ready to die in the attack. >> reporter: 21-year-old quazi mohammad rezwanul ahsan nafis stood in a manhattan courthouse wednesday hours after he allegedly tried to blow up part of america's financial infrastructure. authorities say nafis wanted to detonate a bomb outside of the federal reserve bank of new york. the building where transactions from the nation's largest banks are processed and where a large reserve of gold is stored. he came to the u.s. on a student visa in january to study cyber security at southeastern missouri state university. authorities say that lasted one semester. the fbi started watching him after he tried setting up a terror cell using an online chat room and facebook. undercover agents started working with nafis posing as al qaeda operatives. he told one agent, what i really mean is that i don't want something that's like small i just want something big. very big. his first target wall street. >> he goes to the new york stock exchange, sees there's significant security t
and dera potential victims. and among the afghan soldiers is u.s. is training are some you might not expect. david martin on the women pilots tonding up to defend their country. captioning evetioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >>pelley: good evening, the boy scouts of america kept files for decades on scout leaders and volunteers who were suspected of sexually abusing boys. scoutouts kept the files to prevent molesters from returning to the organization, but often did did not share what they what with police and prosecutors. the documents paint a picture of serial cover-ups to protect the name of the boy scouts of america. because of a lawsuit, oregon's supreme court ordered the documents released. they became public today and anna werner has our story. >> reporter: the 1200 documents cover incidents from 1965 to 1985. they describe actual or suspected sexual abuse by volunteers or troop leaders. ndhn anderson says he was alested by a scout master beginning in 1976 when he was when happes happened 35 years ago and i did not understand how it affected
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